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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
10-12% Mixed Fermentation Ale Brewed in Spruce

Serve at 55 degrees
SAHATI is our interpretation of traditional Finnish sahti. Starting with a 200-year old Engelmann spruce tree felled on brewery property, we created our own kuurna (an ancient Scandinavian lauter tun) to separate the wort from the grain during brewing. The bottom of the kuurna is layered with spruce branches; the needles act as a natural filter and impart resinous oils into the wort. The hollowed-out trunk of the tree also contributes spruce essence and structure from the raw wood. The beer is made of barley & rye malts along with a sparing addition of Goschie Farms Cascade hops and is brewed just a few times per year.
 SAHATI is in many ways the very definition of The Ale Apothecary, where complex flavors arrive from the very methods used for production…the result is the process impacts the flavor profile at least as much as the ingredients themselves.

Batch Mar 08 2018: 9.29% ABV
Wild Fermentation Ale Brewed with Spruce Needles & Honey, Aged in Wine Barrels.
Our spectacle ale, inspired by traditional Finnish Sahati but brewed with typical American disregard for such things.
Mashed overnight in an oak vat, Sahati is made of Mecca Grade Vanora and Rimrock rye malts, aged Goschie Farms Cascade hops, water from our Skyliner aquifer, and microbes & spruce boughs from our surrounding forest.
Open fermentation occurs in wooden vats prior to aging in Oregon pinot noir barrels from Domaine Drouhin. Over a year later, Sahati is transferred to a large barrel with fresh spruce boughs prior to bottle fermentation with Oregon honey.
Bottles are aged 6 months minimum in our cellar prior to release.

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3.1
fonefan (62521) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2020
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2020
Bottle 750ml. corked @ [ Højbjerg Tasting ] - Saxo House, Højbjerg - Aarhus, Denmark.

[ As The Ale Apothecary Sahati ].
ABV: 9 - 11.0%. Hazy - murky medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy yeasty, sugary yeast, sugary, juniper - spruce, tart, sour, sugar - honey, spruce. Flavor is moderate sweet and light acidic with a average to long duration, tart, sugary, phenol, juniper - spruce, sour, yeast, sugar - honey, dry, herbs. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20200111]
7-2-7-3-12

3.7
BeerandBlues2 (17110) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2020
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2020 Bottle. Pours lightly hazy reddish orange and nearly still. Moderate tart and acidic citrus, medium earthy rosemary, vinous red grapes, earthy, and a dry finish. Medium body and nearly still.

3.4
beerplace (5025) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2020 Taster on Weathered. Appearance: hazy deep golden with no head. Aroma: moderately sweet grapes, some wild character, some barrels and honey. Taste: along the same lines, pretty acidic, though. Overall: a bit too acidic for me, but it has a nice character.

3.4
Camons (18040) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2020 Bottle @ Home. Pours hazy burnt orange with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, light sourness, spices, herbs, spruce, lemon. Flavor is light sour, malt, yeast, herbal, spices, spruce, little lemon, little wood. Thin to medium body, soft to average carbonation, dry and light acidic finish. 120120

3.5
HenrikSoegaard (17027) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Frothy white fair mostly diminishing head. Amber colour. Light malty and hoppy rosemary aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average light bitter finish. Oily palate.

3.5
martin00sr (7647) - Haderslev, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Bottle @Højbjerg Tasting. Cloudy amber, offwhite head. Sour berry aroma, light solvent. Sour flavour, berries, spruce, a little solvent. Ok sour.

3.6
chrisv10 (22559) - DENMARK - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Bottle, 9.11% Unclear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, herbs, spices and lemon. Flavour is malt, caramel, herbs, spices, lemon, citric, little sour, pine, medium sweet and a little dry.

3.6
Rasmus40 (28466) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Bottle @ Saxo tasting. Unclear orange with a small white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, heavy spruce, herbal and tart. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate acdic. Dry and moderate acidic finish. Has absolutely nothing to do with a Finnish Sahti. 110120

3.7
saxo (24295) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2020 Bottle @ Højbjerg tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich sour lactose acid, fruits, malt and has a nice long sour finish. Doesn't taste like a traditional sahti, more like a sour/wild.

3.9
AgentAle (2505) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 6, 2020
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2020 Aroma is soured grapes, wine, Tamina and funk. Taste is heavy wine character, fresh pine needles, soured grapes and butter bark.


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